Working in any industry that involves customer service requires an extreme amount of patience to deal with the varying personalities and attitudes, but this incident completely crosses the line. A Virginia woman alleges a white couple left her a racist note complimenting the quality of her service but refusing to leave a gratuity because they "don't tip black people."
Local news station KMO reports Kelly Carter, a server at Anita's in Ashburn, said the couple, both white and in their 20s, finished their meals before leaving the note on their $30 bill. When she found the bill, it read, "Great service, don't tip black people."
"I looked at the receipt three times is what I did," Catner told Washington's News4. "Because I was shocked. Because I’ve never, never being a server seen that."
Carter's manager Tom Tellez told News4 he was "appalled" by the note, but added that it's "kind of in line with the political landscape."
KMOV reports two of Carter's regular customers, enraged by the incident, shared a photo of the bill on Facebook. It quickly went viral, having been shared hundreds of times as of press time. In a show of solidarity, many have reportedly stopped in at Anita's to extend their support to Carter.
For her part, Carter claims the note won't break her spirit and says she'd serve the couple if they visited the restaurant again. "He didn't hurt me. He only hurt himself," she told KMOV. "He only makes us stronger."